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This country profile was developed by the United Nations Population Fund in Armenia as part of the UNFPA Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and the Undervaluing of Girls: Improving the sex ratio at birth in select countries in Asia and the Caucasus. The programme is funded by the EU and implemented by UNFPA in partnership with the governments, civil society and academia in six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia, Nepal and Viet Nam. This is the first global programme of its kind, it works with partners to gather information about the root causes of this harmful practice and to raise up the value of girls and women. The programme is managed by the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch of the Technical Division of UNFPA Headquarters in cooperation with the UNFPA Regional Offices of Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe & Central Asia.